The United Nations have declared to the year 2010 to be the “International Year of Biodiversity”. Thanks to all the events that are being held on this occasion in Geneva, I now know that forests seem to harbour quite a bit of biodiversity.
The 1965 song “Norwegian Wood” by the Beatles shows how pop music can promote the careless overexploitation of the precious natural resource timber:
The unknown heroine of the song clearly is concerned about the environment: she keeps her furniture to a bear minimum by choosing to not own even one single chair and thus is a pioneer of the sustainable economic development movement. John Lennon, however, thoughtlessly emits unnecessary CO2 by inefficiently burning Norwegian Wood as soon as the eco-friendly girl is not keeping an eye on him.
Have a diverse week,